Author Archives: Michael Johnston

For Halloween: The Scariest Organ Music Ever (video)

The Scariest Organ Music Ever If you enjoy organs and don’t known Schlafes Bruder (1995), I recommend you watch it on a big home theatre with good deep bass. This little excerpt is not the scariest organ music in the … Continue reading

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No “Take Me Out to the Ball Game”

Chelsea Chen’s Organ Success Here is a nice article on Chelsea Chen’s current activities which are indeed active. Chelsea Chen, 30, began serving as artist-in-residence at Coral Ridge Presbyterian in Fort Lauderdale earlier this year, while also having similar duties … Continue reading

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Virgil Fox Still Remembered in United Kingdom

“Greetings from London! The Fox mugs arrived today intact. Many thanks. Regards and best wishes” —United Kingdom From “Great American Organists Series One,” the Virgil Fox Coffee Mug  

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Restoration of the Hagerbeer/Schnitger in Alkmaar

Restoration of the Hagerbeer/Schnitger in Alkmaar If you have not been following the progress of this great Schnitger’s restoration efforts, perhaps because the web posting is only in Dutch, here’s your chance. The world famous VanHagerbeer / Schnitger organ in … Continue reading

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Disney’s Rosales & Glatter-Götz Organ Is 10 Years Old

LA Phil Celebrates 10th Year of Pipe Organ This is a nice way to celebrate an anniversary — and attract some fresh ears to see and hear a striking instrument. The Walt Disney Concert Hall is marking a very big … Continue reading

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Clark Wilson at the Ohio Theatre Robert Morton (video)

Films Shine with Organist on Historic Organ Here is a fun video from Clark Wilson at the Robert Morton in the Ohio Theatre in Columbus, Ohio. This is a good one to share with your non-organist friends.

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19th Festival in Polotsk: Bells of St Sophia Cathedral

Diverse Program for Organ Festival in Polotsk I am always fascinated by the many organ festivals throughout Europe. This one in Poland caught my attention because one of the organists, Felician Rosca, is from Timisuara, Romania. I actually got to visit … Continue reading

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Third Move for Austin Op 1544 (1929)

First Baptist Church Dedicates Restored Pipe Organ Here’s a story about the new organ in First Baptist, Huntsville, Texas. My feeling is only a few Christian Scientist congregations continue to use and maintain their pipe organs, so this third home for … Continue reading

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Organ Accompanies Film at Eastman

‘Silents’ Get Sound in Eastman’s Organ and Film Festival “The art of organ accompaniment to silent film will be explored in an upcoming four-day event that includes screenings of several iconic movies from the early 20th century with live accompaniment … Continue reading

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Keeping this Historic Organ in the Family (Lutheran)

Our Savior’s Lutheran to Dedicate Historic Pipe Organ Read the story of this organ which has survived for such a long time with maintenance, rebuilding, and moving. It’s in Fairfield, Connecticut, now, and I hope it stays there for another … Continue reading

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